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This letter, dated September 5, 1957, from Commissioner C. D. Bean to United States (US) Representative Usher Burdick responds to an inquiry related to transportation for the Three Affiliated Tribes across the Garrison Reservoir. The US Department of the Interior informed Bean's office that the US Bureau of Indian Affairs does not have the authority to transfer ownership of property to the tribes. Bean recommends that the tribes purchase a surplus barge and jeeps as needed and encloses information about buying surplus property. The referenced enclosed booklet is not included with this document.
Letter from Representative Burdick to Clifton E. Mack Regarding Need for Barge to Ferry Trucks Across the Lake Created by the Garrison Dam, May 22, 1957
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Mandan Hidatsa and Arikara Nation, the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, Mandan, Nueta, Hidatsa, Arikara, Sahnish, Fort Berthold Reservation, transportation, barges, ferries, travel, Garrison Dam, Garrison Reservoir, Garrison Diversion
Mandan Hidatsa and Arikara Nation, the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, Mandan, Nueta, Hidatsa, Arikara, Sahnish, US Bureau of Indian Affairs, US Department of the Interior, US Federal Supply Service, General Services Administration
Usher Burdick, C. D. Bean
Bean, C. D., "Letter from C. D. Bean to Representative Burdick Regarding Need for Barge to Ferry Trucks Across the Lake Created by the Garrison Dam, September 5, 1957" (1957). Usher Burdick Papers. 342.